Ernie Irvan may not be racing anymore, but he is having just as much fun acting as the crew chief for his sons quarter midget.
Third generation racer Jared Irvan capped off a great week of racing in is his #28 Ernie Irvan Racing Race2Safety USAC Ignite Midget by capturing the 2012 USAC Ignite Eastern Swing Points title.
The Midland, NC native picked up a win at Ace Speedway in the 30 lap main event on August 3rd. He began the week with two runner-up finishes at Concord Motorsports Park in twin 50 lap features and finished with a 6th place run at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday night to garner the most points over the four events. “It was a great week”, said Jared. “I can’t thank my mom and dad (Kim and Ernie Irvan) and sister Jordan enough for their support along with my crew chief Ryan Scott.
I have a great race car every event and feel like we can challenge for the win in every race” Irvan also leads the USAC Ignite Midget Eastern Points going into this weekend’s long trip to Plymouth Speedway (IN) on August 10th and Grundy County Speedway (IL) on August 11th.
Jared will battle against his Eastern rivals and the best of the Midwest on two tracks that he has never seen. “Jared is doing a great job adjusting to new tracks that we visit,” said 1991 Daytona 500 winner and dad Ernie Irvan. “This weekend will be our biggest challenge to date as we not only head to racetracks we have never raced at but go into the backyard of the Midwest USAC Ignite Midget Racing.
Time to move out of Qtr Midgets. They are great for the experience. But it is really time to broaden your horizons.